For family and friends who have inquired about our son who recently shipped off to basic training in the Army, thank you so much. The following short video will show you just what reception was like for him and other recruits.
Now, the word reception sounds like,
"C'mon in! Welcome! We've been expecting you, have a piece of cake and grab a drink" Am I right? Reception sounds like it ought to be a warm experience.
Oh...no, no, no.....poor guy received eight shots, four in each arm, on his second night. Eight! They process over 100 men and women each day. Wow.
Now Tristan is finished with reception and has completed almost two weeks of his training with Charlie Company.
I am passing this on from a Charlie Company status update:
This past week our son has endured many briefs and classes about finance, nutrition and sports medicine; proper weapon handling techniques, warrior ethos, and the army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage).
Week one consists of mainly administrative training (briefs, in processing); however, C/2-39 did have one training event this week that was far from the ‘boring stuff’.
1. Victory Tower: Victory tower is an obstacle course that helps build courage; it is a repelling wall that is 45ft tall. Each Soldier must conquer their fear of heights in order to successfully complete the training event.
Next week’s training schedule events include:
Monday: TDC-1 (Team Development Course)
Tuesday: Land Navigation (Day and Night)
Thursday: NBC Chamber (Gas Chamber)
Friday: Fit to Win Obstacle Course
I look forward to seeing photos and hearing all about Victory Tower. He said he was looking forward to the gas chamber....I don't know why but he was clearly pumped about it.
We look forward to seeing him at graduation - thanks for all the well wishes and inquiries!
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